Super League: Hull KR are the pride of East Yorkshire after beating Hull FC
Last Updated: 29/03/13 5:39pm
Veteran winger David Hodgson scored two tries as Hull KR got the better of city rivals Hull FC 23-10 at the KC Stadium.
The Rovers controlled the first half and led 12-0 at the break thanks to scores from Josh Hodgson and David Hodgson.
Jason Crookes pulled one back after the break, but further tries from David Hodgson and Kris Welham put the game out of sight.
Danny Tickle touched down in the closing stages for Peter Gentle's side, although it was only a consolation for the Black and Whites.
Both teams started with typical derby intensity and the first attacking kick of real note came after five minutes with Richard Horne unable to handle Travis Burns' high bomb, but luckily he regathered after the bounce.
In the next set KR's pressure told as Ben Galea knocked-on 10 metres out from a poor Tom Briscoe offload. A penalty followed and a couple of plays later Josh Hodgson barged over from dummy-half, exposing some week marker play in the process. Craig Hall added the conversion to build a six-point lead.
Hall then added a penalty goal for an eight-point advantage, and Burns, leading well in the absence of Dobson, provided a dangerous kick which gave KR a penalty close to the line. Some swift hands wide left by Cory Paterson and Hall allowed David Hodgson to slide in for their second try.
Six minutes later Crookes was brought down by a reckless high tackle from Burns. Just before the break Graeme Horne was penalised and sin-binned for a high tackle.
Hull FC could not take advantage as unstructured attacking play had Richard Horne's pass hit the floor before Briscoe was held on the final tackle.
Within the 90 seconds of the restart Hull FC broke wide left with good hands from Whiting allowing Crookes to dive over in the corner despite the attention of Greg Eden. Tickle missed the conversion to leave an eight-point gap.
Despite losing Burns to a shoulder injury a great pass by Welham had David Hodgson over for his second try, and Hall converted from the touchline to get a three score lead at 18-4.
FC fought back as Horne forced a drop-out for the Black and Whites with a neat kick that trapped Eden in-goal, but on the next set Welham comfortably took another kick by Horne.
Pressure from the Airlie Birds brought no points and back-to-back penalties for KR allowed Paterson to play an excellent short ball which saw Welham over for the score with 15 minutes remaining.
A drop-goal by Hall with seven minutes remaining added the icing on the cake for Rovers before Tickle grabbed a late consolation but Rovers went four points clear of their rivals with the win.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K RvsSalford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield WildcatsvsHull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round nine
Wakefield have been confirmed as winners of their Good Friday derby against Castleford by the Rugby Football League.
Wakefield coach Richard Agar expects his side to be handed the points after the game with Castleford was abandoned.
Wakefield Wildcats defeated Castleford Tigers 37-16 in a match abandoned seven minutes before the end.
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